Adoption and Foster Care Services

thru: Ontario County Department of Social Services/DSS

Provides foster care services.

  • Temporary placement for children at-risk.
  • Foster parent recruitment.
  • Foster parent training and certification.

Offers adoption services.

  • Certification of prospective adoptive families.
  • Places children in DSS foster care with adoptive families.

Eligibility: Certification by the Department of Social Services according to New York State regulations. Complete pre-certification training program. Cooperate with a background investigation. Annual homestudy update and recertification.

Application Process: Call for information.

Required Documentation: Call for information.

Fees: No fees for service except for attorney fees.

Coverage Note: Ontario County.


This program is offered here:

Ontario County Department of Social Services Canandaigua

Map Marker 1
3010 County Complex Drive
Canandaigua NY 14424
Toll Free:
M-F 8:30AM-5:00PM.
Bus Service:
CATS bus stops at the office every 2 hours.
Disabilities Access:
Wheelchair Accessible.


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